Welcome to The Arnold Expedition Historical Society
The Arnold Expedition Historical Society is a 501(c)3 corporation established in 1973 in anticipation of the bicentennial of the expedition in 1975. It then organized and carried out the only large-scale reenactment of the “March to Quebec” ever undertaken. Today, the society owns land and historic easements along the route of the expedition.
The headquarters of the AEHS is the Major Reuben Colburn House in Pittston, Maine. Build in 1775 the house is now a State of Maine Historical site.
The society also maintains hiking trails along the route of the expedition. The Arnold Expedition Historical Society has erected trail signs. An example is this one found on West Carry Pond near Arnold Point. The Appalachian Trail follows the Great Carry Route and is the only section of the AT to follow a Revolutionary war route.
Every season we always strive to refresh our signage and add new signs that will enhance the overall education of the public as they hike these trails.
The society also maintains hiking trails along the route of the expedition and works to collect and document information about the expedition and its participants, and the preservation of artifacts.
Plaque at Fort Halifax – Second in line
To view the second plaque in the series, upon leaving Old Fort Western in what is now Augusta Maine the
Expedition Messenger – December, 2022
Here is the most recent “Newsletter of The Arnold Expedition Historical Society.” To review past issues of the Newsletter follow this
Plaque at Old Fort Western – First in Line
The Plaque shown below marks the spot outside Old Fort Western where Arnold’s Army assembled after embarking from their ships
Old Fort Western Tours – Free September 24, 2022.
On September 24th at Old Fort Western AEHS members get a free tour of the Fort. Have you ever
Update on September 24, 2022 meetings
Update for the September 24th meetings. All of the meetings are being held in the Augusta City Hall building adjacent
Expedition Messenger – September, 2022
08/31/2022 – Here is the most recent “Newsletter of The Arnold Expedition Historical Society.” To review past issues of the
Expedition Messenger – May, 2022
05/01/2022 – Here is the most recent “Newsletter of The Arnold Expedition Historical Society.” To review past issues of the
Here’s a new, 2021 guide booklet to the Great Carrying Place
This guide is intended for use by AEHS members and non-members who want to hike the 12.2-mile historic portage trail
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